Shaan Syed, ‘Cutting Edge Carol’, 2007, Painting, Oil on canvas, S1 Artspace
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Shaan Syed

Cutting Edge Carol, 2007

Oil on canvas
10 1/5 × 8 3/10 in
26 × 21 cm
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Location
Sheffield
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S1 Artspace
Sheffield

Shaan Syed’s on-going series of ‘stage paintings’, refer to a curious phenomena that occurs at …

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Shaan Syed
Canadian, b. 1975
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Shaan Syed’s conceptual practice plays with various modes of painting, speaking to both abstract and expressionist traditions. In trying to “objectify a flat surface,” Syed’s paintings both illustrate depth and use tricks of color to defy it. “My paintings merge abstract and representational elements and play with the depthless space of the printed image, the non-space of the computer screen, and the physical space of the painted object,” he says. In the series “When You’re High” (2006-7), crisscrossing bands of diagonal colors are imposed over a black background—displayed alongside one another, the paintings include the visual cues to denote distance and vanishing points, and yet are distinctly flat.

Shaan Syed, ‘Cutting Edge Carol’, 2007, Painting, Oil on canvas, S1 Artspace
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Shaan Syed’s on-going series of ‘stage paintings’, refer to a curious phenomena that occurs at large stadium concerts. The audience, mesmerised by the performer, is drawn forward toward the stage, yet their access to the centre is mitigated by the impenetrable platform itself. The seemingly utilitarian dais that …

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Shaan Syed
Canadian, b. 1975
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Shaan Syed’s conceptual practice plays with various modes of painting, speaking to both abstract and expressionist traditions. In trying to “objectify a flat surface,” Syed’s paintings both illustrate depth and use tricks of color to defy it. “My paintings merge abstract and representational elements and play with the depthless space of the printed image, the non-space of the computer screen, and the physical space of the painted object,” he says. In the series “When You’re High” (2006-7), crisscrossing bands of diagonal colors are imposed over a black background—displayed alongside one another, the paintings include the visual cues to denote distance and vanishing points, and yet are distinctly flat.

Shaan Syed

Cutting Edge Carol, 2007

Oil on canvas
10 1/5 × 8 3/10 in
26 × 21 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Sheffield
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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